A CNC can be a valued addition to any shop. It can perform repetitive tasks such as boring holes for 32mm cabinets, create a jig or template, add carving to embellish any piece, perform engraving tasks, or even machine soft metals. The class will begin with learning to read and understand the electrical schematics for each student’s personal machine. Participants will be taught how to mount, wire, and test the electrical components prior to installation on their machine. After the control panel is complete and the panel is mounted into an electrical enclosure, mechanical erection of the machine will begin. Once the machine is built, the electrical controls are connected, the CNC application software is configured, and the machine is ready for testing. Building and having a CNC is only part of the process in cutting parts on a machine. Class time will also be spent on using and programming the new CNC router including the use of G-Code and M-Code programming, macros, the use of CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) tools as well as part set up, multi-part set up, clamping, and safety. This is a challenging nine day class that includes work and instruction into the evening hours. During the meeting there will be discussions on different machine types, motors, drives, spindles, probes, pendants, and other options available for your machine as well as how to order parts and materials. “This was one of the best classes ever done at MASW. It was amazing to witness the building of the control panels, let alone the building of these incredible machines”. Prior to the workshop, John will contact each student to discuss their specific needs.